Tag: database

HPE Moves Processing Closer to Data

Jun 22, 2018 |

Amid a flurry of cloud and networking initiatives announced by Hewlett Packard Enterprise was a commitment to invest $4 billion over the next four years to develop new technologies and services that would connect soaring data volumes at the network edge to “any cloud.”

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Weighing Open Source’s Worth for the Future of Big Data

Feb 26, 2018 |

The open source software movement began in earnest 20 years ago, when a group of technology leaders in Silicon Valley coined the term as an alternative to the repugnant “free software.” Read more…

Why 2018 Will Be The Year Of The Data Engineer

Feb 5, 2018 |

The shortage of data scientists – those triple-threat types who possess advanced statistics, business, and coding skills – has been well-documented over the years. But increasingly, businesses are facing a shortage of another key individual on the big data team who’s critical to achieving success – the data engineer. Read more…

AWS, Others Seen Moving Off Oracle Databases

Jan 3, 2018 |

The shift to open source database software is reportedly weakening Oracle and other traditional database vendors as major customers like Amazon ready lowest cost alternatives.

Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), which implemented a cloud computing initiative last year, insisted in December that large database customers such as Amazon and Salesforce remain among its roster of Fortune 500 database customers. Read more…

2018 Predictions: Opening the Big Data Floodgates

Dec 19, 2017 |

The pace of innovation in big data today is exceeded only by the actual volume of data generated. So how will the industry respond to the opportunities and challenges posed by huge pipes of data that will be opened up in 2018? Read more…

MariaDB, Tableau Partner on Multiple Workload Types

Dec 12, 2017 |

MariaDB Corp., the open source database, has been integrated with Tableau Software’s business intelligence and visual analytics platform. The combination means Tableau users could run both operational and transactional workloads, the partners said this week. Read more…

African Hospitals Go Digital with NoSQL and Mobile Tech

Nov 7, 2017 |

In many parts of Africa, patient health records are still a paper-based affair, which greatly hinders the capability of public health officials to track the spread of diseases like Ebola, let alone allow a nurse to access a single patient’s health history. Read more…

In-Memory Database Goes ‘Translytical’

Nov 7, 2017 |

Database vendors continue to move computing and analytical processing closer to data as applications leverage more data types ranging from structured to those data sets that can be transformed to another data type, or polymorphic. Read more…

Mature MADlib Moves Up Apache Development Chain

Oct 10, 2017 |

As the in-database analytics library MADlib makes inroads in emerging cloud-based AI applications, the open source initiative is moving up the development chain as a priority project within the Apache Software Foundation. Read more…

A Bottom-Up Approach to Data Quality

Sep 6, 2017 |

Despite the amazing progress we’ve made in novel data processing techniques, poor data quality remains the bane of analytics. It’s why data scientists spend upwards of 80% of their time preparing and cleansing data instead of exploring the data and building models that leverage it. Read more…

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